Monday, July 16, 2012

The Social Graces

Learning the subtle and intricate courtesies demanded in canine social interaction is an important part of the Royal upbringing...

Eager for the morning engagements to commence!
Decorum (and caution) are appropriate in all situations.
The Royals graciously greet the public (through the protective glass!)

A Princeling deviates from the Offical Royal itinerary...
...causing great concern to the Queen Bee...
...and greatly alarming the Ministers of the Interior!

Security respectfully suggests that he return to the Enclosure.

Princess Tanuki (5 months old), who aspires to step into her mom Lola's (size "Alpha") shoes, also enjoys assisting in the education of the younger Royals! 

Life is not all fun-and-games for the Royals! They also have many tedious duties to fulfill...

...Such as interviewing and selecting future "Staff"...

...issuing commands to existing Staff...

...and overseeing the work of the Royal chauffeur!

It is important for young pups to master canine communication skills so that they do not commit (possibly dangerous faux pas when they meet strange dogs in public. This is an interesting and pertinent video about how the wolf-keepers at Busch Gardens use a female dog to keep rescued wolf cubs submissive to ease their future introduction to the larger pack:


  1. "Yep, the straggler is definitely one of mine."
    — King Topper the Distractable

  2. They are so adorable!!!!!!!!!!! We can't wait to meet them!

  3. We can't wait to get ours!!!!!!!!!!